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The BlueStocking Turns 95!

December 2014
This month we are sharing a post from Abbie Bagwell who was our intern this fall in the Archives & Special Collections at Presbyterian College. Abbie, a senior from Inman, first visited the Archives with Dr. Anita Gustafson’s History of the South class. After attending a presentation in the Archives about the founding of the college newspaper, Abbie expressed interest in completing an internship with us. – Read More –

“Dr. Joe” Gettys turned 107 in April 2014

July-August 2014
Joseph Miller Gettys was born in 1907 at Water Oaks, his family’s 150 acre farm near Tirzah in York County, SC. He was the eighth of eleven children. All of his siblings completed college degrees, and several completed advanced degrees. Dr. Gettys attended Erskine College in Due West, SC. Upon his graduation he enrolled in the Erskine Seminary for one year then was offered a three year fellowship at the New York Biblical Seminary. He moved to New York City, earning a BA and a masters degree in systematic theology there. He then attended New York University and completed a doctorate of philosophy in 1938. – Read More –

Kimberly’s Flight

April 2014
This month, the Theatre Department at Presbyterian College is presenting Kimberly’s Flight, a play created by students in PC’s newly formed Centre for Devised Theatre. In this innovative and exciting program, students create original plays that challenge the audience to think about important issues in the world. This year’s production focuses on one of our own, Captain Kimberly Hampton, PC class of 1998. – Read More –

Hugh Holman ’36, class poet

May 2014
In preparation for Commencement in 1936, class historian and poet, Hugh Holman wrote a poem that was published in the commemorative Commencement program given to the seniors that year. Hugh Holman went on to become “a versatile South Carolina man of letters,” wrote Ben Hay Hammet in 1959. – Read More –

The Mouzon Map of the Carolinas, 1777

March 2014
An Accurate Map of North and South Carolina with their Indian frontiers, shewing in a distinct manner all the mountains, rivers, swamps, marshes, bays, creeks, harbours, sandbanks and soundings on the coasts, with the roads and Indian paths; as well as the boundary or provincial lines, the several townships and other divisions of the land in both the provinces; the whole from actual surveys by Henry Mouzon and others . . . – Read More –

Christmas 1943

December 2013
In March of 1943, the United States War Department began a pre-flight training program on the campus of Presbyterian College. Over the next sixteen months, approximately 1600 Aviation Training Program cadets attended classes and lived on campus as part of this program. – Read More –

Home-Coming 1925 and things discovered along the way

November 2013
Last fall we were asked about the number of Homecoming celebrations that had been held over the years at Presbyterian College. Our best calculation after considerable research and subtraction of several years during WWII when celebrations were not held, placed 2012 as the 78th year of Homecoming festivities at PC. You might think we have lists in the Archives for this sort of information, however, most questions we receive require detailed resear4ch and close reading in several different sources. – Read More –

PC Football, a 100 year tradition

September 2013
This fall marks the 100th year of intercollegiate football on the Presbyterian College campus. We’d like to share a list of the fifteen men who have served Presbyterian as Head Football Coach, as well as information on the PC alumni who have been awarded the Bob Waters Award by the Scotsman’s Club. – Read More –